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Poster: WillCo Date: Dec 3, 2010 3:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: your goto GD song when you need a miracle?

Attics Of My Life (1970-07-16).
This is just so good, how to explain? Great churchy song to start with. It's got that delicate guitar work from Jerry that he used in his Zabriskie Point improvisations. There's a chamber music thing happening that gives space for Bobby's acoustic guitar and Phil's bass to share the lead. The vocal harmonies are well-written and almost perfectly executed. The phrasing is fascinating, reminds me of the best JGB performances.

Not sure I understood the rest of your question; 1970 was a great year, though unfortunately only a few shows were as well-recorded as this one. The band were clearly aware that the new songs and arrangements were top-notch, and played their hearts out.